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Welcome to our website dedicated to the famous Peking duck! This culinary delight from China has gained a global following for its crispy skin, succulent meat, and the ritualistic way it is served in thin pancakes with scallions, cucumbers, and a special sauce.

Originally served in the 14th century during the Ming dynasty in Beijing, Peking duck has become one of the most popular and iconic dishes of Chinese cuisine. On our website, you'll find everything you need to know about Peking duck, including its history, tradition, and where to find the best restaurants to try it. We'll also give you tips on how to prepare it at home, so you can enjoy this delicious dish anytime.

Whether you're a seasoned fan or new to Peking duck, our website offers a wealth of information and interesting facts about this culinary masterpiece. We invite you to join us on an unforgettable culinary journey and experience the fascination of Peking duck.

Our website is a comprehensive guide to all things Peking duck. You'll learn about the history and cultural significance of this dish, including its role in Chinese cuisine and society. We'll introduce you to the traditional way of roasting the duck, as well as modern cooking techniques that have evolved over time.

We'll also take you on a tour of the best restaurants in Beijing and beyond where you can savor this mouthwatering dish. From high-end establishments to local eateries, we've got you covered with recommendations and insider tips.

If you're feeling adventurous, we'll show you how to prepare Peking duck at home, from choosing the right ingredients to cooking the perfect bird. Our recipes are easy to follow and will impress your guests at your next dinner party.

In addition to recipes and restaurant reviews, our website offers a variety of resources for Peking duck enthusiasts. You'll find articles, videos, and podcasts on all aspects of this dish, from its cultural significance to its health benefits.

So, whether you're a foodie, a traveler, or just curious about Chinese cuisine, our website is the ultimate destination for Peking duck lovers. Join us on a journey of culinary discovery and experience the magic of this iconic dish.

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The history of Peking Duck

Peking duck is a creation from the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644). The ducks bred for this dish are ready for slaughter after 65 days and weigh at least two kilos. About two weeks before they are slaughtered, the ducks are fed a particularly rich feed mixture of millet, mung beans and wheat chaff four times a day. During this time, the ducks spend their lives sitting down, which is said to make the skin thin and the meat tender. The duck, which undergoes a series of preparation processes, must, among other things, dry for several hours in a well-ventilated place. By connoisseurs in the past, when there were no air-conditioned storage places, the Peking duck was ordered only when there was good weather at least half a day before. The humidity rises on heavily rainy days and thus the skin of Peking duck cannot dry properly and become crispy enough. The sugar of honey, with which the skin is saturated, has a strong hygroscopic effect, that is, water attracting.

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How to prepare the Peking duck

During the preparation process, the skin is first separated from the meat by making a small cut below the trachea. At this point, the duck is inflated like a balloon and the air is distributed evenly until the skin is completely detached from the body of the duck. The feet are then removed at the joints, and the innards are taken out through a small cut below the wing. This is a skill that is mastered only by specialists in Chinese cuisine. The duck is then hung by a special wire loop around the wings and neck and scalded with boiling water from all sides. This process is intended to make the skin more receptive to a subsequent maltose bath. Depending on the recipe, there are different ingredients used to season the Peking duck. We use cinnamon sticks, star anise, five-spice powder, and Szechuan peppercorns. The duck is then coated with maltose dissolved in hot water and hung up to dry for up to twelve hours. The air cushion initially created between the skin and meat is maintained during cooking. The skin becomes firm and crispy and acquires its shiny, deep red color.

Peking duck is one of the most famous dishes in Chinese cuisine.

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What is the difference between duck and Peking duck

Duck and Peking duck are both types of waterfowl that belong to the family Anatidae. However, there are some important differences between the two types.

  1. Origin:Peking Duck originally comes from China, while ducks are native to many parts of the world.

  2. Appearance:Peking ducks have a longer neck and smaller head compared to ducks. They also have a slightly different body shape, with a wider chest and longer legs. Ducks generally have a rounder body shape and shorter legs.

  3. Size:Peking ducks are generally larger than ducks. A fully grown Peking duck can reach up to one meter in length, while ducks are usually only about half the size.

  4. Usage:Peking ducks are often kept as ornamental birds and are also a popular ingredient in Chinese cuisine. Ducks are also sometimes kept as ornamental birds, but they are more commonly raised as livestock for egg-laying and meat production.

  5. Distribution:Peking ducks are widely spread in China and are also raised in other parts of Asia. Ducks, on the other hand, are indigenous to many parts of the world and are raised all around the globe.

Peking Duck is a popular dish in Chinese cuisine, consisting of roasted duck sliced thinly and served with special sauces and vegetables. What sets this dish apart is the incredibly crispy skin and tender, juicy meat of the duck, achieved through a unique cooking method.

Traditionally, the duck is first cooked and then grilled to make the meat tender and juicy. The skin of the duck is what makes Peking Duck special, as it is incredibly crispy and flavorful. The duck is then cut into small pieces and served with special sauces such as plum or hoisin sauce. The dish is often served with special flatbread, Gua Bao, and various vegetable sides.

Peking Duck is a highly flavorful and versatile dish. Thanks to its ingredients and preparation method, it has gained worldwide popularity. It is often served at special occasions and celebrations, and is an important part of Chinese cuisine.

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Peking Duck has tender and juicy meat that has a mild flavor. The meat is generally less fatty than that of other duck breeds and has a particularly delicate texture.

The distinctive flavor of Peking Duck comes not only from the meat itself, but also from the sauces and spices used in its preparation. It is often served with special sauces like plum or hoisin sauce, which give the meat a sweet note. The meat is also seasoned with spices such as cinnamon, five-spice powder, and star anise, which give the dish a unique aroma and taste.

Where to get the best Peking duck

The best Peking ducks are served in the Chinese restaurant Yung. The restaurant has more than 30 years of tradition. There the Peking ducks are prepared according to a traditional recipe. China Restaurant Yung was awarded in 2017 by the gourment magazine "Der Feinschmecker" as one of the best and finest country cuisines in Germany. The restaurant is also among the 10% most popular restaurant in the world according to TripAdvisor.

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Press

Beste Peking Ente der Stadt
Award - Best Chinese Restaurant in Frankfurt.

Journal Frankfurt 03/2020 Seite 29:

Still serving the best Peking duck in town.

Die beste Peking Ente der Stadt - Auszeichnung von Frankfurter Neue Presse
Award - Best Chinese Restaurant in Frankfurt.

Frankfurter Neue Presse 13.03.2020:

..indeed the best Peking duck in town.

Best Peking Duck in Germany

| China Restaurant Yung | https://chinayung.de von Endor.R auf YouTube

Peking duck

This video was recorded in 2017, still at the Hügelstraße location.

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